Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Monday 14th July 2014

A steady day for passage, on the move (south unless stated) were 1 Fulmar + 3 north, 2 Manx Shearwater north, 97 Gannet + 104 north, 6 Cormorant, 5 Common Scoter + 2 north, 3 Oystercatcher, 2 Dunlin, 1 Whimbrel, 3 Curlew, 2 Turnstone, 49 Black-headed Gull + 91 north, 1 Mediterranean Gull north, 25 Common Gull, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull + 1 north, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 3 Common Tern, 14 Sandwich Tern + 42 north, 100 Auk sp + 13 north, 4 Puffn, 360 Swift, 6 Sand Martin, 36 Swallow and 1 Flava.
Three Juvenile Peregrine were in the Long Nab area and 13 Grey Heron were on Johnson's Marsh.
An interesting record, and a first for the area, was an Ocean Sunfish basking off Long Nab slowly drifting north about 150 meters offshore.

One of three Juvenile Peregrines at Long Nab looking very interested in the Hut being opened up for the days watch - Michael McNaghten
 

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